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gwen: reaping the whirlwind. what this week's election results mean for washington and the rest of the country. tonight on "washington week." >> ladies and gentlemen, the people of delaware have spoken. [cheers and applause] gwen: start your political engines as a newcomer shakes up the republican party. >> just a lot of nutty things she's been saying. gwen: and democrats try to make the most of it. >> it's real tough for the republican party, really it's kind of hung on a shingle, you know. no moderates need apply. gwen: but if this is a fundamental shift, who benefits? and how will that play out in an economically unstable time? >> their platform apparently is -- [speaking spanish] >> is that a bumper sticker you want on your car? >> americans, mr. president, have had it. gwen: the fed up electorate prepares to send a message, any message. covering the week, dan balz of "the washington post," jeanne cummings of politico. john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news and john harwood of the cnbc and "the new york times." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering histo
, have had it. gwen: the fed up electorate prepares to send a message, any message. covering the week, dan balz of "the washington post," jeanne cummings of politico. john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news and john harwood of the cnbc and "the new york times." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill" produced in association with "national journal." funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> what if you could just be you? what if you had your last bad date? what if she's out there? what if he's out there? what if you could be loved for exactly who you are? you can. >> funding for "washington week" is also provided by boeing, exxonmobil, the excellence in journalism foundation, the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. we appear now to be in the middle of a wave election when everything cha
gwen: the sum of our fears. the economy. the political landscape and the dilemma of distraction. all of our national insecurities on display. we take a look tonight on "washington week." battles on every side. all on display at a lunchtime presidential news conference. over the economy. >> the policies that the republicans have offer -- are offering right now are the exact policies that got us into this mess. >> i think it just shows how out of touch the white house is. the american people are asking the question, where are the jobs? >> over the coming midterm election. >> what i'm going to remind the american people of is the policies that we have put in place have moved us in the right direction. >> no apologies for opposing the stimulus, no apologies for opposing the health care. no apologies for opposing what they call the wall street bill. gwen: and a sensational and distracting threat from an obscure florida pastor. >> we are simply burning a book. >> it doesn't in any way represent america or americans or american government or american religious or political leadership.
street bill. gwen: and a sensational and distracting threat from an obscure florida pastor. >> we are simply burning a book. >> it doesn't in any way represent america or americans or american government or american religious or political leadership. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other. gwen: we'll put the roller coaster week in context with jackie calmes of "the new york times," david wessel of "the wall street journal" and michael duffy of "time" magazine. >> award-winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with again ifill. produced in association with national "journal," funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to connect our forces to what they need when they need it. >> to help troops see danger. before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> funding for "washington week"
gwen: shaking things up. at the white house, on the economy. and at the united nations. who's asking, who's telling? we'll get to the bottom of it all tonight on "washington week." >> quite frankly i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. and the mantle of change that i voted for. >> times are tough for everybody right now. so i understand your frustration. gwen: weeks before voters go to the polls in the mid-term elections, republicans want to take advantage of that frustration. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they're concerned about the future of our nation. and the future for their children. gwen: but who are the people listening to? and how many distractions can one white house handle? including at the u.n. >> some sectors of the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reversion the declining american -- reverse the declining american economy. gwen: on the senate floor. >> the appeal of don't ask-don't tell is an appeal to the gay and lesbian base. gwen: finger pointing on parade. covering the week, jacki
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- gwen: how can washington turn the page in a jobless recovery and contentious campaign. we'll get to the bottom of it all. >> remarkable chapter in the united states history and iraq, we have met our responsibilities . now it's time to turn the page. gwen: looking forward, moving ahead, talking about the positives, wap president doesn't want that. but as the labor day launched to the political season arrived, the white house faces a stubborn jobless recovery. >> jobs are being created, just not being created as fast as we need to. gwen: a new effort to arrive at meast -- middle east peace. >> mr. prime minister and mr. president, you have the opportunity to end this conflict and the decades between your people once and for all. gwen: a newly energized republican opposition. >> lets let's stand together and restore america. gwen: we examine why the page could turn both ways with stan, deborah solomon, and john dickerson of "slate" magazine. >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "
right now. so i understand your frustration. gwen: weeks before voters go to the polls in the mid-term elections, republicans want to take advantage of that frustration. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they're concerned about the future of our nation. and the future for their children. gwen: but who are the people listening to? and how many distractions can one white house handle? including at the u.n. >> some sectors of the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reversion the declining american -- reverse the declining american economy. gwen: on the senate floor. >> the appeal of don't ask-don't tell is an appeal to the gay and lesbian base. gwen: finger pointing on parade. covering the week, jackie calmes of "the new york times." naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." tom gjelten of n.p.r. and nancy youssef of mcclatchy newspapers. >> award winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with national journal. funding for "washi
to "inside washington." ♪ >> for a transcript of this broadcast, log onto insidewashington.tv gwen: reaping the whirlwind. what this week's election results mean for washington and the rest of the country. tonight on "washington week." >> ladies and gentlemen, the people of delaware have spoken. [cheers and applause] gwen: start your political engines as a newcomer shakes up the republican party. >> just a lot of nutty things she's been saying. gwen: and democrats try to make the most of it. >> it's real tough for the republican party, really it's kind of hung on a shingle, you know. no moderates need apply. gwen: but if this is a fundamental shift, who benefits? and how will that play out in an economically unstable time? >> their platform apparently is
. >> but at thisevent that's what it's all about. we will explain what they doing. >> what they are doing. >> and gwen is coming back with the full forecast. see what maureen says next.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ music ] >> well, not a bad start to the holiday weekend. guess what, it gets even better. take a look at the current temperatures right now. 72 degrees at national airport. 64 at baltimore. 65 degrees at dulles. plenty of clear skies. a nice ridge of high pressure responsible for that. that's what's going to continue. we will see plenty of sunshine. low dew points and that means no humidity to deal with. that ridge of high pressure will slide off the coast as we head into tomorrow. temperatures a little cooler than they have been for the holiday weekend but plenty of bright skies for you. if you are heading to the bea
want to use to describe the day. gwen has more on how the day shapes up. >> those are great adjectives for today. and we can carry those over for tomorrow. things are looking great as far as our holiday is concerned. let's look at where we hit temperature wise today. because we were flirting with the seasonal averages. 82 degrees at national, 79 at dulles, 78 at baltimore. and skies still really nice outside. a ridge of high pressure in control. just the odd cloud here and there but nothing to take away from the glorious sunshine we've been experiencing and that is still out there as far as today is concerned. current temperatures, 80 degrees in the nation's capital. 77 at baltimore. 78 at dulles. and for tonight, mostly clear skies. a few clouds or so. by the 11:00 hour we'll be skirting with about 70 degrees but the week is shaping up to be great and i'll have the details and a look at beach forecast in cases that where you're headed for the holiday. >> a lot of folks wish they were. >>> some dmv workers are not enjoying the weekend. they are processing backlogs after a system-wide f
. a good season for the skins means good sales at the pub. >> gwen is back with a final look at the forecast. and hip hop royalty is set to host the first ever concert at the new yankee stadium. taking a look at that and the week ahead coming your way next.   . >> the power of fox 5ness in your hands tied to your cell phone.   . >> there is one clear choice on election day fox 5 news from the moment the polls open to the final ballots cast,interactive, comprehensive, cover you can count on. you decide tuesday on fox 5 and myfoxdc.com. four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive. . >> well, finally after 18
'm gwen ifill, on the newshour tonight, war war in bagged talks to ript biden about the change in mission >> only time success will be able to be declared is when the iraqis form a government, and several years from now they're in a position to maintain their own security, not a threat to their neighbors, and their economy is growing and prospering. >> lehrer: then former secretary of state madeleine albright, and former national security adviser steven hadley, says the effort to jump start the middle east process. >> ifill: betty ann bowser looks at how vast quantitys of imported pharmaceuticals and food are straining the federal drug administration's safety net. >> many of the laws that created the f.d.a. are the same laws that we're operating under today, and at one time, they were fittinging and appropriate, but the worlt has changed a lot. >> lehrer: and fema administrator, craig fugate, updates emergency preparations as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to be the first
the summer like temperatures have been baking. if you got used to it, things are about to change. gwen tolbert is down in the weather center with change. >> talk about one extreme to the other. let's look at what the highs were yesterday because we broke records at a couple of locations. 93 degrees at national airport. 93 at dulles. and that was a record that was broken. and baltimore 91 degrees. well we're a far cry from that as we move through into the course of today. already starting out very much on the cooler side. we currently have 67 degrees at national airport. only 59 degrees at gaithersburg. and we've got 59 at fredericksberg as well. and 68 degrees at annapolis. our live doppler radar showing you we have a little bit of wet weather moving in across the region. and that is something we're going to keep an eye on during the course of the day. a few light sprinkles right now. we'll see that change during the course of the evening hours. and back to the maps. for today, we're talking over cast highs. high of 71 degrees. almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and that's the kin
to gwen tolbart to get a check on the weather now. >> that's right, maureen we don't need airconditioning. it's a gorgeous day. 82 at national airport. 72 at dulles. 87 in baltimore. still tonight skies are remaining clear. under the influence of a nice strong ridge of high pressure. tonight the temperatures are still pretty much on the mild side so far. but they will gradually cool down. 70 degrees at national airport. 62 at baltimore. we have got 53 at dulles. 67 for winchester. 64 at martinsburg this summer. temperatures heading down to the 50s. expect it to be into the 40s. a while since that happened. mostly clear skies. a light northerly win. the week ahead and holiday monday are looking absolutely fantastic. i can't wait to tell you all about it. the details a little later when i come back upstairs. >> i know you can't wait to pull out the mittens. >> oh, no, will. >> gwen, see you in a minute. >>> a reminder about metro changes object the red -- on the red line for the weekend. these stations shut down friday night at 10 and won't re-open until 1 a.m. tuesday. metro is offering fr
and will it continue as a weekend washout? we'll find out when gwen tolbert down in the weather center. >> good morning. melanie. talking about much-needed rainfall, we could use this and could even use more, but it's not sticking around for very long at well. let's look at live fox 5 doppler radar and show what you we are talking about. most of the rainfall has started to move east of the district. and heading over parts of delmarva, lower southern maryland seeing some of that as well. there have been some pockets of heavier rainfall. we're talking from about a tenth to a half inch per hour. but we need this so desperately and it's all associated with a frontal system. a quick look at true view, it is heading along the mid- atlantic. and cloudy skies lingering behind it. temperatures were seasonal yesterday. here is a look at those numbers for you. 80 degrees at national, 79 at dulles and 78 at baltimore. and right now starting off on the cooler to comfortable side. 65 degrees now at d.c. 63 at gaithersburg. 61 at hagerstown. here is what we're talking about today. over cast skies with the showers. po
and will the nice weekend continue through the d.c. area? plenty of sunshine. gwen tolbert is tracking things down in the weather center. >> let's begin with what is happening with earl. take a look at our maps. earl is now post-tropical. it is moving into the atlantic losing it's tropical characteristics moving into the cold water and it will start to fizzle out. not a wheat lot happening with it -- a whole lot happening with it right now. and there are no discoveried in terms of the system. it left a lot of power outages and strong winds and trees down but right now it is he had -- just heading out to the ocean. it will become a memory. for some not a very good one. here at home, things are calm and quiet. clear skies. a ridge of high pressure in control. temperatures started out in the lower 50s and now starting to rise. 53 degrees in the district. 56 at dulles. and 55 at baltimore. and here is a look at your day planner as we move through into the course of the afternoon. by the time we hit midday we'll be into the mid-70s and then our high today will be about 81 degrees. but no shortage of su
for our patients. >> lehrer: gwen ifill has a conversation with online editor and liberal commentator arianna huffington on her new book about the declining middle class. >> warner: and jeffrey brown talks with composer and musician herbie hancock, whose 70th birthday tour fuses jazz with global beats. >> taking what happens and trying to make it work. that's something i add life >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: toda
. my name is when kaplan, and it is a pleasure to be here today. -- gwen kaplan. note i am a two-term past president of this commission, and i was present when the small business commission went to being a full commission in 1998, so i am proud to see the good work that you have continued to do for smoak -- so many small businesses. my business itself is a direct marketing company on 16th street, ace mailing, walking distance from here, and i am pleased to be joined on the team from the buttner enterprise group, who is with us today, and randy, from an industrial company, who is not with us, but he is a native-american-owned business, and another who is very active in the asian american business community. .that person is on our team, as well as rick from a disabled veteran enterprise, an engineering company, so together, we really do form the rainbow correlation bringing our best to doyle drive. regina has been a tremendous supporter of us of all of our activities, and she has been with us from day one since we started one year ago, making sure san francisco businesses are fully
way to honor a national tradition. we will show you you, gwen? >> i am not even going to try to figure that one out. but i can tell you we have plenty of sunshine in our forecast. a great holiday monday on tap for you. have the details and look at the five day we will be back right after the break. t the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ music ] >>> talk about a great weekend so far. we've had plenty of sunshine. very low humidity i it's been really comfortable out. there here is look at our highs. 82 at national airport. right on the mark. 79 for dullhes and 78 for baltimore. but it was a great day there. and then for the highs for today. a little cooler as we move into the overnight hours. a ridge of high pressure is building in. that's keeping our skies really clear. we don't really have any clouds t
of the weekend. gwen tolbert is back with a final check of the forecast.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> we had a -- we had a fairly nice day today, temperatures outside were at seasonal and that is not bad at all. sent degrees at national airport; 64, gaithersburg and frederick and martinsburg. we have had a lot of action in the tropics. igor is a hurricane, category 1 and that is expected to intensify into a major hurricane and we anticipate that why i looks like they're taking a north-northwesterly turn and have to watch it closely. there are no watches or warnings and going to keep a close eye on it and look at true view. we're look at what is on our way. this is a line of wet weather associated with the frontal system and that is pushing towards us in the leave night hours and that could see a rumble or two overnight and
their pets and themselves out for a little bit of fun. let's check in with gwen tolbart at the wet center. we needed that rain, right? gwen? >> reporter: we definitely needed that rain, maureen. it put a little bit of a dent in the deficit for us. let's take a look he at the satellite rain composite and show you the rain that moved through today. and behind it all mainly just some cloudy skies across the area. a little bit of a clearing trend as we move into the overnight hours. look at what we are keeping a close eye on. it is a huge large powerful hurricane just churning its way through. this is hurricane igor which from this morning, into the course of this afternoon, went from a category one to a category four hurricane. unbelievable. this thing has got a huge impact with it. and temperature-wise right now, we are actually into the 6 40s pretty much everywhere. pretty comfortable outside. cool into the overnight hours. talking some partly cloudy skies. into the overnight see some patchy fog up to 60 degrees for the overnight low. look at the full forecast for you and that five day. we wil
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